Household Support Fund

The Government announced in the Spring statement that they would be extending the Household Support Fund for 2022/23.

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Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis Information

Information for Hosts

Have you signed up to be a host/sponsor under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme and been matched with a family who have had their visas approved?

If you have not already been in contact with a member of the team at Rossendale Borough Council please get in touch by e-mailing communitiesteam@rossendalebc.gov.uk

Rossendale Borough Council will conduct your housing inspection and make sure you are invited to local networking groups and signposted to the additional support available in our borough.

The Government has provided funding to assist Sponsors within the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. The amount to be paid is £350 per month per property (not per guest) in arrears for up to a year from the guests’ arrival, so long as the Sponsor continues to host under the terms of the Scheme.

The payment is optional and Sponsors must apply to receive payment by completing this application form.

 

Support for Ukraine

 

This page has been created to signpost to the various support groups, organisations and information supporting Ukraine. If you see something that should be on this page, please get in touch.

Lancashire County Council are coordinating the re-housing of Ukranian Refugees in our area, if you would like more information on this subject please email HomesForUkraine@lancashire.gov.uk

 

National Support and Information

Sponsor Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance

Support for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/support-for-family-members-of-british-nationals-in-ukraine-and-ukrainian-nationals-in-ukraine-and-the-uk


Information on travel advice to and from Ukraine.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ukraine


For anyone wanting to contact loved ones in Ukraine, BT, EE and O2 are making calls, texts and data to and from the region free or removing roaming charges. Check with your phone provider for details.


Donations

Make a donation to support the Ukraine:

Crisis Relief

https://crisisrelief.un.org/t/ukraine

British Red Cross

https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal

Disasters Emergency Committee

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Unicef

https://www.unicef.org/ukraine/en/take-action

United Help Ukraine

https://unitedhelpukraine.org/


Local support

International Aid Trust have a drop-off centre for clothes in Blackburn. They are based at 80 New Chapel Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn, BB2 4DT. You can contact them on 01254 278892.